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Weekend Briefing: DSC Job Fair, Stamp and Coin Annual Show, Youth Orchestra Concert, Martini Madness, Hair Cuts From the Heart

| March 1, 2019

World War I medals and other mementos previously on display at the Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club, which hoists its annual meeting Saturday., See details below. (© FlaglerLive)

World War I medals and other mementos previously on display at the Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club, which hoists its annual meeting Saturday., See details below. (© FlaglerLive)

Weekend:: Mostly cloudy Friday morning, turning to partly cloudy for the rest of the weekend, highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
Drought Index: 177
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day: billion.
The Live Community Calendar
Today’s jail bookings.

Today’s Briefing: Quick Links

“America had first joined the wrong side by equipping and financing the French in their venture to reimpose colonial rule. America was now becoming the wrong side by moving directly into Vietnam to install Diem and his family as the representatives of its power.”

–Neil Sheehan, from “A Bright Shining Lie” (1988).

Previously:

 

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In Flagler and Palm Coast:

Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.

The Sheriff’s daily incident reports and jail bookings are posted here.



dsc daytona state college logoFriday: Business officers from a variety of industries will be on hand seeking to fill positions on Friday, March 1, and again on Wednesday, March 27, when Daytona State College’s Flagler/Palm Coast and Daytona Beach campuses host spring job fairs. The March 1 job fair at Flagler/Palm Coast Campus, 3000 Palm Coast Pkwy. SE, is slated from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employers include Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast Data, Flagler County Sheriff’s Department, City of Palm Coast, Flagler Hospital of St. Augustine, J&P Cycles, Visiting Angels and Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, to name just a few. The March 27 job fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon at the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Participating employers include Concierge Care, Florida Health Care Plans, Halifax Health, Pall Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, U.S. Foods, Sykes, Walgreens and others representing a range of industries. Current DSC students and alumni are welcome to visit the college’s Career Services Department prior to the job fairs for assistance with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other free services. For additional information regarding the job fairs or DSC’s Career Services, contact Dean.Howe@DaytonaState.edu, (386) 506-3379.

Friday: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold “mobile” office hours, noon, Flagler First, Flagler County Fairgrounds, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “A Bad Year For Tomatoes,” at the Daytona Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to “get away from it all” in a small New England town without much luck given her noisy, omnipresent neighbors. A delightful light-hearted comedy. Directed by Larrie Tiffany. Daytona Playhouse, 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach. Tickets are $20. Book here.

flagler youth orchestraSaturday: The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s top ensemble, the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, performs a concert to benefit the FYO at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Bunnell, 2301 Commerce Parkway. The concert is free but generous donations are strongly recommended. The orchestra will feature the FYO’s top-30 most advanced performers, who will play 15 works and a total of 21 movements, including pieces by Mozart, Handel, Purcell, pieces from “West Side Story” and “La La Land,” and a lot more. See the background story here.

stamp and con club logoSaturday: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club hosts its 15th annual show at the Elk’s Lodge #2709, 53 Old Kings Road, N., in Palm Coast. The show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stamp and Coin show will have dealers from though out Florida and will include a raffle for gold and silver coins. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. and you do not need to be present to win. A Chinese Auction will be held at the end of the raffle drawing. The public is invited. Free parking. The dealers will give free evaluations of your stamp and coin collections, silver and gold coins. Door prizes every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information contact the President at stampandcoin@hotmail.com or visit web at http://www.stampandcoinclub.com

Saturday: Yoga on the Beach from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at Old Salt Park, 200 16th Road in the Hammock. Call 904/514-3598. Every Saturday.

Saturday: Bullying Prevention March: A march is scheduled starting at 11:30 a.m. at Madison Green Apartments to Flagler Palm Coast High School in memory of Shauntiana Stafford, the FPC student who took her life in January.

Saturday: “Transforming Boys to Christian Men”: Boyz-2-Men Conference, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 75 Pine Lakes Parkway South, Palm Coast, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of this event is to guide boys through the process of becoming young men. The facilitators for this event will be the first overall pick in the 1966 NBA draft, all-American and all-star basketball player, Cazzie Russell. Cazzie Russel will also be the guest speaker for Mount Calvary’s Sunday morning service at 11:00 AM on March 3, 2019. The second facilitator will be, drug addict, turned award winning author, speaker, and college professor, Terrance Coffie. We are requesting that all participants call the church office at 386-447-5719 to register. A light breakfast, lunch and a gift will be provided for all participants. The event is free. See the flier here.

Saturday: A reception marks the opening of a show of sculptures by artists Joan Baliker and Paul Baliker at the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fortune Group Property Gallery at European Village, starting at 6 p.m. 101 Palm Coast Parkway. The exhibit is curated by Paul Beaulieu and Thomas Anastasio.

Saturday: The Rotary Club of Palm Coast is launching a new fun event “Martini Madness” starting at 7 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. The event will feature a variety of tastings from local restaurants, specialty food retailers, caterers and food service providers. A Signature Martini Bar will be hosted by Fun Coast Bartending and beer and wine will also be available. The 21+ black-tie optional event will also include dancing to live music from Traces of Gold, silent auction, bottle toss and raffles. The Rotary Club of Palm Coast anticipates this new event will become the club’s largest annual fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds supporting the club’s many local service projects and other emerging opportunities and community needs including college scholarships, leadership awards, college Scholarship, Christmas Come True and Bikers Against Child Abuse, among others. Tickets are $50 per person via Eventbrite or by contacting the club directly at palmcoastrotary@gmail.com. A limited number of reserved tables for eight are available for $350 by contacting the club directly. The club is actively seeking event sponsors, food and beverage purveyors and auction donations. More information is available on the event Facebook page. Event Chair: Debbie Ronson seemeatsunset@gmail.com 386.585.0506 For more information about the club, visit the club’s website at www.palmcoastrotary.org, Facebook Page, or contact President Kim Carney at 386.846.5493.

Sunday: Opponents of an expansion of Captain’s BBQ at Bing’s Landing hold another of their regular Sunday protests outside of Bing’s Landing, the county park, on State Road A1A in the Hammock, starting at 2 p.m.

Sunday: Hair Cuts From the Heart: Reflections Salon, 25 Pine Cone Drive, Palm Coast, Suite 3A, is doing a fund-raiser for Faith Shaw, the 17-year-old Palm Coast girl diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was less than a year old and who in January had a double-lung transplant. The salon is offering free haircuts with recommended donations of $15 and up, from 10 to 2 p.m. All funds will go to Faith’s health care needs. See her GoFundMe page here.

Sunday: “The Choir of Man,” at the Flagler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever see! CHEERS!
Adult $44.90 Student $40.90

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT ON HEALTH ISSUES (closes March 15): Flagler county residents are being asked to speak up and voice their opinion on a variety of health-related topics through an online survey. The input from the community will be used to create health improvement plans to address community concerns and improve quality of life. The survey is online here countyhealthsurvey.com and is available in English and Spanish. Results of the survey provide the foundation of Community Health Needs Assessments, which are a collection of data used to inform communities and develop goals to improve health outcomes. Once the assessments are complete, they will be used to create three-year Community Health Improvement Plans for both Volusia and Flagler counties. The assessments are being conducted in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Flagler and Volusia counties, Flagler Cares, local hospitals and Volusia and Flagler county government. Residents, employers and community partners are encouraged to share this link and ask others to take the survey as well. The survey will close February 28, 2019. Please take the survey here.

big red bus scheduleBlood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week (schedule your donation by going to the website and entering a Palm Coast zip code, then locating one of the venues below):

  • Monday: Government Services Building, Bunnell, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 State Road 100, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: Walmart, 174 Cypress Point Parkway, Palm Coast, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: Advance America, 800 Belle Terre Parkway, Suite 212, Palm Coast, 2 to 7 p.m.


Jail Bookings and Last 24 Hours' Incidents in Flagler, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell

flagler beach bunnell palm coast sheriff's police reports
Jail Bookings, May 2-3
Sheriff's night shift incident reports, May 2
Sheriff's day shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's night shift incident reports, May 2
Flagler Beach's day shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's night shift incident reports, May 2
Bunnell police's day shift incident reports, May 2
Previous and archived reports
Sources: Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Flagler Beach Police Department, Bunnell Police Department. This is Flagler County's only comprehensive, one-stop compilation of all local law enforcement's daily day and night shift commanders' reports.

 

Flagler Beach Is Open For Business: A1A Construction Update:

FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to year-long construction on and near State Road A1A in Flagler Beach as the Florida Department of Transportation rebuilds a 1.5-mile segment from South 9th Street to South 22nd Street, and builds a sea wall at the north end of town. These updates are provided through DOT or local officials. If you have any relevant information or images, you’re welcome to email them to the editor here.

Segment 2: South 22nd to South 9th Street: A significant detour on State Road (S.R.) A1A in Flagler Beach is set to start Tuesday, Feb 26, as construction continues on a project to protect the road from erosion and future storm events. The work is part of a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project to construct improvements along three sections of S.R. A1A in Flagler County. A temporary traffic repair has been in place since the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in late 2016.

 Fast Facts:

  • Southbound traffic on S.R. A1A will be detoured onto a local road, South Central Avenue, between South 7th Street and South 23rd Street.
  • Northbound traffic will remain on S.R. A1A.
  • The detour will be in place throughout the reconstruction.
  • Access to all businesses and homes will be maintained.
  • Access will also be available using side streets.
  • For those with driveways only on S.R. A1A, access will be available from northbound S.R. A1A.

Since this is a popular destination for tourists and visitors, drivers are asked to obey the posted speed limits on both S.R. A1A and Central Avenue, and to be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists in the area. Due to safety concerns, bicyclists and foot traffic are urged to stay in designated, safe areas throughout the project.

Segment 3: North 18th Street to Osprey Drive: The contractor continues to bring in sand and prepare for installation of the new buried seawall. Residents may have noticed the contractor installing forms near North 18th Street. This is not the seawall itself. These forms will be used to guide the drill and form the new concrete shafts of the wall. These shafts will be about 36 feet deep. The contractor is expected to move its drilling equipment onto the work site this week. This movement is likely to require short stoppages of traffic using flagging operations along A1A.

Dune Walkovers:

The contractor will continue to remove dune walkovers as needed to accommodate construction of the buried seawall. The affected dune walkovers include both public and private walkovers between North 18th Street and Osprey Drive. By contract, all affected dune walkovers will be reconstructed once work is complete to their pre-construction condition. The contractor is carefully removing and storing separately the existing materials for each walkover. Photographs also are being taken to document existing conditions and will be used to assist with reconstruction.

 Please note that the walkovers must remain closed during construction for safety reasons.

The project team has announced that reconstruction of the walkovers is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2019. This timeframe is based on the current work schedule. Please note the schedule may be affected by weather or unforeseen circumstances.

The contractor has 300 days to complete the work.

Caution! Flagler Beach police and and Sherriff’s deputies are actively monitoring speed and writing tickets. “I got a warning on north section of A1A before construction actually began so I keep to the 25 limit, but still getting tailgated by cars wanting to go faster,” a reader tells us. 

See Also:

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 is intended to drastically reduce the number of severe crashes at one of the county's most dangerous intersections. Two other such roundabouts are proposed for other dangerous intersections in Flagler. Click on the image for larger view. (DOT)

The proposed roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway and U.S. 1 is intended to drastically reduce the number of severe crashes at one of the county’s most dangerous intersections. Two other such roundabouts are proposed for other dangerous intersections in Flagler. Click on the image for larger view.
(DOT)

U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway Roundabout Construction Updates:

FlaglerLive is providing weekly updates to the planned 15-month, $4.1 million construction of a roundabout at U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway. The project started in late January and is scheduled for completion by spring 2020.

This week southbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane and be shifted slightly west onto new pavement. Southbound U.S. 1 traffic heading to Old Dixie Highway will be directed to stay on southbound U.S. 1 and make a U-turn to return to Old Dixie Highway using northbound U.S. 1. Old Dixie Highway drivers heading to southbound U.S. 1 will have to turn onto northbound U.S. 1 and make a U-turn to access southbound U.S. 1. Later this week, northbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane and shifted west onto the existing southbound side of the roadway. Once this shift is made, U.S. 1 will have one lane in each direction through the project area. The speed limit will be reduced along U.S. 1 through the construction zone, and drivers are asked to be alert and use caution when traveling through the work area.

More details here.

See Also:

Announcements:

flagler county commission government logoEngineering Department hosts MalaCompra Basin project update with residents: Flagler County’s Engineering Department will host a public meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Hammock Community Center to provide an update on the MalaCompra Basin Water Quality Enhancement project. Mailed invitations will be sent to property owners who are directly impacted by the project – Marineland Acres, Rollins Dunes, and Seascape. “We want to keep residents informed about the status of the project,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib. “As always, we will do our best to minimize the impact on the daily life of our residents while we move forward with this health and safety project.” The project will accomplish two goals: ease flooding on the northern barrier island; and, prevent untreated stormwater and septic tank leachate from making its way into the Intracoastal and ultimately places like Pellicer Creek headwaters – a pristine estuarine system. Presently, construction for the system outfall improvements is underway. The stormwater treatment facility construction off Bay Drive will begin within the next couple of months. Design work is about 60 percent complete for the side street collection laterals. The construction for that $6 million portion of the project is almost fully funded through a Florida Department of Transportation grant for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Also assisting, the St. Johns River Water Management District in 2016 awarded Flagler County a $500,000 grant as a Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) cost-share program project. The District decades ago placed the project in its Northern Coastal Basin Surface Water Improvement Management (SWIM) plan. The Flagler County Board of County Commissioners tracked the problems for many years, and in 2010 agreed to make the project a top legislative priority. The County has spent more than $6 million combined on the design and permitting – through the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as the acquisition of property for the holding pond and outfall easements. Hammock Community Center is located at 79 MalaCompra Road.

In Florida and in State Government:

Note: Some proceedings below can be followed live on the Florida Channel. Most legislative proceedings can be followed through the Senate or House websites.

RAIL PROJECT BONDS AT ISSUE: The Florida Development of Finance Corp. will hold a public hearing about the issuance of bonds for the Brightline rail system, which is planned to link Miami and Orlando. (Friday, 9 a.m., Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, 600 West Gaines St., Tallahassee.)

PERDUE AT ‘COMMODITY CLASSIC’ EVENT: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is expected to appear at the 2019 Commodity Classic, billed as “America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience.” Perdue is slated to discuss international trade, farm bill implementation, rural development and the role of agriculture in America’s food security and economic health. (Friday, 9 a.m., Orange County Convention Center. 9800 International Dr., Orlando.)

COMMUNICATIONS TAX CONSIDERED: The Revenue Estimating Conference will take up issues related to gross receipts and the communications services tax. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH INSURANCE AT ISSUE: The Self-Insurance Estimating Conference will analyze issues in the state employees’ health-insurance program. (Friday, 1:30 p.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)

 

—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive

 

In Coming Days in Palm Coast, Flagler and the Occasional Beyond:

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May 17-19: southern fried funeral"Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 18: Flagler Pier Fishing Tournament, starting at 6 a.m. at the pier.
May 18: The 2nd Annual Bunnell Bonanza, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's a great family-friendly tradition located in the heart of Bunnell. In its second year, the Bunnell Bonanza will be expanded to a centrally-located venue in the heart of Bunnell at the historic Coquina City Hall. Brought to you by the Flagler County Chamber, the Bunnell Area Council, the City of Bunnell and Yellowstone Landscape.
May 18: Matanzas High School Interact Club's “Rise Up Against Hunger,” in the school's Dining Hall, a food packaging event for the needy starting at 1 p.m.
May 18: First National Kids to Park Day at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. 3rd Saturday of every month. 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Pier bait shop at 386-517-2436.
May 18: Household Hazardous Waste Clean Out Campaign, City of Flagler Beach Library Parking Lot, 315 S. 7th Street, Flagler Beach,8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
May 20: A trial is scheduled to begin, with jury selection on Monday, in the case of Bruce Haughton, the 54-year-old R-Section man who two years ago survived what was alleged to be a double-suicide. Katherine Goddard, 52, who lived at 29 Red Clover Lane in Palm Coast, died. It is an unusual case rich in legally gray areas, with Houghton facing a second degree felony charge of n "negligent manslaughter while assisting in self-murder." The case will be tried before Circuit Judge Terence Perkins in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse. See more background here.
May 20: The East Flagler Mosquito Control District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district’s offices, 10 Airport Executive Drive (off Belle Terre Boulevard), Palm Coast.


May 20: Sheriff Rick Staly hosts a ceremony outside of the Flagler County Sheriff's Marine Unit substation at 69 Malacompra Road at 10:30 a.m. to unveil new signage honoring Captain Grady Prather. Prather was a 33-year veteran of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office who headed up the Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit, which he also created. Prather retired on January 31, 2008 and died on Nov. 17, 2009. In 2011, an artificial reef was deployed in Flagler Beach through grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach District. The reef was also named in Prather's honor.
May 20: The Flagler County Commission meets at 5 p.m. at the Government Services Building, Bunnell. The commission is expected to hear a status report on the troubled Plantation Bay utility and will be presented a roughly $10 million spending plan, on borrowed money, to address the utility's problems. The county administrator says the spending plan does not foresee a raise in rates for utility customers. The commission will also discuss where to place the sheriff's operations as the sheriff contends with space issues, both with a too-expensive lease at City Marketplace and with too little space at the courthouse.
May 20: The Buddy Taylor Middle School Advisory Council meets at 5 p.m., the PTO at 6 at the school’s media center.
May 20: The Flagler County Stamp and Coin Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8696 47 N. Old Kings Road. From 4:30 - 6 p.m. the time is used for buying, selling and trading stamps and coins. The club meeting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 7:30. There is a live auction of stamps and coins at the end of the meeting. The club is open for members, the general public, and all who are interested in stamp and coin collecting and investing. Free stamps and coin evaluations at all our meetings. The club is the only non-profit Stamp and Coin Club in Flagler County. For more information please visit the club's web site.
May 21: The Palm Coast City Council meets at 9 a.m. at City Hall in Town Center. The council is expected to discuss and possibly approve a final plat for American Village in Palm Coast's P-Section: Hammock Real Estate Development proposes to replat and subdivide approximately 8.9 acres into
45 single family residential lots, 8.01 acres into three multi-family tracts, a stormwater tract and two recreational tracts for a total of 16.91 acres. American Village, a gated community, is located on the south side of Pritchard Drive, approximately one block north of the Pritchard Drive and Prince Michael Lane intersection. See background here.
May 21: The Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council meets at 9 a.m. in board chambers at the Government Services Building, Bunnell.
May 21: The The Flagler County School Board meets in workshop at 1 p.m. in training room 3 on the third floor of the Government Services Building, Bunnell, and at 6 p.m. in a meeting in board chambers at the GSB. At the workshop, the board will hear a legislative wrap-up from its Tallahassee lobbyist and discuss records confidentiality.
May 21: Flagler Beach's Beach Management Plan Ad-Hoc Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
May 21: Daytona State College hosts an Express Enrollment afternoon and evening from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Palm Coast campus, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway.
May 21: Food Truck Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Purchase and enjoy delicious cuisine available from food trucks situated along Park Street next to Central Park. Free entertainment is also provided. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Family Life Center, which is a local organization that provides essential support services to individuals and families to end domestic violence and sexual violence in Flagler County. Support services include shelter, food, clothing, transportation, medical services, employment coaching, education resources, legal service support, counseling, community education, outreach programs, and partnering with other social service and law enforcement agencies to coordinate support services and programs. More info: www.palmcoast.gov.com/foodtruck or call 386-986-2323.
May 22: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 22: The IB Class of 2019 has its "Baccalaureate Night" at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, at 7 p.m.
May 22: A meeting of the Compassionate Friends is scheduled at the Vitas Office at 4 North Old Kings Road (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken) in Palm Coast. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. The meeting is open to all parents, grandparents, and siblings over age 18 who has suffered the loss of a child of any age. For more information, call John Brady at 610-428-3139. To learn more about The Compassionate Friends, visit their national website at www.compassionatefriends.org.
May 23: The Flagler Chamber's Common Ground Breakfast features a 2019 Legislative Update with Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. Paul Renner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Dr., Palm Coast, Checkin begins at 7:30, breakfast starts promptly at 8.
May 23: Flagler Lifeline, a volunteer committee and Flagler Cares affiliate established to broaden conversation and awareness of suicide, will host a public town hall event at 6 p.m.  at the Flagler County Association of Realtors building, 4101 East Moody Blvd. in Bunnell. The Town Hall will feature presentations by mental health experts, suicide survivors and others who have been touched by suicide, and will be facilitated by Colleen Conklin, the long-time school board member and one of Flagler Lifeline’s founders. For the past several years Conklin has hosted periodic events, including electronic town halls, to bring awareness to bullying and suicide prevention. The May 23 town hall, like Flagler Lifeline's emergence, is partly a result of Flagler County's place in 2017 as the county with the leading suicide rate in the state, proportional to its population. See the background story here.
May 23: The Flagler Beach City Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 105 South Second Street. Commissioners will consider making the city a member of the American Flood Coalition.
May 23: The Palm Coast Beautification and Environmental Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall in Town Center. An agenda had not been posted online as of May 18.
May 23: The Wadsworth Elementary School Advisory Council and PTO meet at 6 p.m. in the school’s media center.
May 23: Palm Coast Artist and 2011 Flagler County Artist of the Year Weldon Ryan hosts a meet and great at the Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery, 3201 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wine and cheese, 15 percent off on all of Weldon's works.
May 23-26: "Southern Fried Funeral," a play at the Daytona Playhouse, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Adults $20, Seniors 55 and up, $18, Youths 18 and under $8. Address: 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, or see directions here. Buy tickets online here. Box office: 386-255-2431.
May 24: Flagler County Emergency Management chief Jonathan Lord hosts a media roundtable at noon on the upcoming hurricane season, at the Emergency Operations Center, 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bldg. 3 (behind the Government Services Building), Bunnell.
May 24: Butterfly Walk at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., 10 a.m. Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a walk through our historical gardens. Learn about the history of our park while exploring the beauty of the formal gardens, with an emphasis on butterflies. The walk is approximately 1 hour. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the garden parking lot. Garden walk included with park entry. No registration required.
May 25: Pool Safety Day at Palm Coast's Freeda Zamba pool, 339 Parkview Drive, open to all ages, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is designed to teach the importance and seriousness of safety, but while having fun and participating in activities that children will remember. Florida is one of two states that lead the nation with at least 21 fatal child drownings last summer, according to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and USA Swimming Foundation. About ten people die every day from unintentional drowning and of these, two will be children age 14 or younger, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fee is $1 for seniors and youth age 17 and under. It is $2 for adults.
May 27: Memorial Day, 8 a.m. start time at Heroes Memorial Park, 2860 Palm Coast Pkwy. The City of Palm Coast welcomes the community to share a meaningful Memorial Day tribute to those who have lost their lives while serving their country. U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, who represents District 6, will speak. Rain Location: Fire Station 21 at 9 Corporate Drive Free and no registration required. More info: 386-986-2300.
May 28: The Flagler County Opioid Task Force meets at 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the Government Services Building
May 29: The Blue Power 2020 forum, hosted by Mike Cocchiola, who heads the Flagler County Democratic Party, meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Democrats' office, 2 Office Park Drive, Suite D, all welcome. The weekly forum is intended to discuss local, state and national issues and to develop action plans to influence policy.
May 30: Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School hold graduation ceremonies at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Matanzas High School’s ceremony begins at 4 p.m. and Flagler Palm Coast High School’s starts at 7. Doors to the Ocean Center open one hour before the start of each ceremony. The student procession begins approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Tickets for the ceremonies are free. However, both schools have a 10-ticket limit per student. There may be opportunities for additional tickets. Students will be notified and information is located on each school’s website. Parking passes are also available for pre-purchase. Parking is $5. security measures instituted last year will be in place this year. Please take note and be prepared before you head to the Ocean Center. There will be security checks before ticket holders are allowed entry into the ceremony. Watch livestreams of the ceremonies: Matanzas here, and FPC here.


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Palm Coast Construction and Development Progress Reports

Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Feb. 22, 2019, with a link to the full week in review here.

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  1. Pogo says:

    @In Florida and in State Government:

    RAIL PROJECT BONDS AT ISSUE: The Florida Development of Finance Corp. will hold a public hearing about the issuance of bonds for the Brightline rail system, which is planned to link Miami and Orlando. (Friday, 9 a.m., Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol, 600 West Gaines St., Tallahassee.)

    Wake up. Pay attention.

    ‘We told you so’ with All Aboard Florida/Virgin Trains USA

    Susan Mehiel Published 10:00 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2019 | Updated 10:18 a.m. ET Feb. 28, 2019

    “…Could it be that taxpayers have to subsidize their debt because private investors won’t?

    Our bond and equity financing experts have reviewed All Aboard Florida’s financial documents and project 72 percent of their long-term capital will be debt. This could potentially result in one of the largest municipal bond defaults in history with Florida’s name on it.

    Regardless that the state doesn’t guarantee the bonds, being approved and issued by a Florida conduit, their default could have a market effect and impact Florida state borrowings in the future…”
    https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/contributors/2019/02/27/we-told-you-so-aaf-virgin-trains-usa/2978927002/

    crooked rick railroads floriduh
    https://www.google.com/search?-b-1-d&source=hp&ei=QCR5XM2LLaSQggfZk66oCg&q=scott+rejects+federally+funded+rail+project&btnK=Google+Search&oq=scott+rejects+federally+funded+rail+project&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160.1501.57188..57918…9.0..0.185.4168.49j3……0….1..gws-wiz…..0..0i131j0j0i3j0i10j0i22i30j0i8i13i30j33i299j33i22i29i30.FfIbA8aoU48

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